I had a coil of garden fencing in the shed, so today I made Cookie a temporary playpen with it while his cage was being cleaned. It looks like he's doing double duty in the back yard, mowing and fertilizing! Annie and Otto have been locked inside, as they tried to separate fencing from rabbit.
cookie is the cutest!ReplyDelete
Lucky Cookie gets to go out in the sunshine and play!! We don't have any sunshine here...just cold, damp & rainy :(ReplyDelete
Aww Cookie is adorable. Looks like he/she is enjoying the day out in the sunshine! I just want to cuddle!ReplyDelete
He's a little cutie, wonder how he'd taste fried :o) LOLReplyDelete
or maybe stewed with some potatoes :o) ..I'm cracking up over here :o) I think Annie and Otto would agree.
Ginny, bite your tongue! We've had Cookie since he was just over five months old. He'll be 10 in October! Besides, he's a dwarf rabbit, he wouldn't even have enough meat on him to flavor the broth.ReplyDelete
Aww how cute. And don't listen to Ginny. Luckily I've already been fed tonight so I don't think such thoughts.ReplyDelete
Daphne, I used to like rabbit. I doubt I could eat it now, having had one as a pet!ReplyDelete
How cute is he!!! I have little girl bunny...she is adorable, but does NOT like to picked up....kicking, scratching, jumping and then some thumping. lol, we just stopped trying. She does love to petted though. :)ReplyDelete
Cookie is so cute. She must of had so much fun eating the grass!ReplyDelete
Awwww, Cookie is cute! We used to have a mama rabbit named Cookie. We didn't eat her, unlike many of her babies. I don't think your Cookie rabbit would taste very good, though. He's much too old, however, now that I say that, I remember we had this really horrid old rabbit. His name was Spaz. I didn't like him. He was rotten. He scratched and clawed me way too many times. One day I finally had enough and told Hubby that was it! And then, after a half hour in the pressure cooker, he made the best spaghetti! Ahh, memories!!ReplyDelete
Katrina, we tried for years to tame cookie, but he's not a huggy bunny at all. IF I can pick him up, he loves to be held and scratched and have his ears nibbled and kissed, but I do all that with him facing away from me! He's getting real bad at trying to attack the hand that's reaching for him, so I have to wait until he's in a position where I can approach him from above.ReplyDelete
Kelli, Robin, Holly and Meems, Cookie thanks you for saying he's cute, he thinks so, too! He seemed to enjoy his day out, and he didn't try to escape, so he'll be doing it again on every sunny day. After all, the more he poops outside, the less he poops in his cage. WINNING!
Lori, I couldn't do it. Besides, he's only 2 pounds, with fur and all! I admit I won't miss him when he's gone, but as long as he's alive, he'll be well taken care of. He hasn't been a very good pet the past couple of years, but I hope when I get old and cantankerous someone will be kind and understanding and take care of me.ReplyDelete
What am I saying? I AM old and cantankerous!
Too cute! I have thought about something similar for the girls, but it's way too early for that. They need 90 degrees or so. I always forget that. hehe.ReplyDelete
Sinfonian, you need to buy your girls some nice fur coats ;-)ReplyDelete
Yes! your old and cantankerous just like me! LOL...ReplyDelete
I wouldn't want to eat that 10 ole rabbit anyway, he's probably tough and sour like grapes:o)
Very cute. The very first picture that was up, I almost that it was a Chincilla (I don't even know if that's how it is spelled).ReplyDelete
But anyway, rabbits are cute. Some people have told me they taste like chicken, only sweeter.
My thoughts, "No thanks".
He is adorable! Your comments on his demeanor remind me of one I used to help take care of at the local Children's Museum. The prettiest bunny around....in looks only. He was named K.B. Killer Bunny....more than one volunteer had scars from his cute fuzzy little self!!!ReplyDelete
ZZ, he's about the size of a chinchilla, he's a Netherlands Dwarf. He has short ears, a flat face and only weighs about 2 pounds.ReplyDelete
Jeremy, I guess some rabbits are tame and cuddly, but Cookie definitely isn't. He's not quite the "killer" caliber, but I had to learn to stay clear of his sharp nails. I thought it might be the breed that's feisty, but I held one at the fair last year, that was just as sweet and cuddly as could be.
So who would have thought that cute little cookie is the "mean and ferocious" man eating monster Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog in Monty Python and The Holy Grail!? That scene just cracks me up!ReplyDelete
LOL, Kitsap, do you mean this?ReplyDelete
That's my Cookie!
What a sweetie-not the cuddly kind though, huh? I would have a hard time not smooching that cutie!!ReplyDelete
What a cute bunny! Too bad that he's too small to be much of a fertilizer producer. I hear that bunny poo is the best because it doesn't need to be aged before using in the garden.ReplyDelete
Yes! Exactly! Hopefully you don't soil your armor when you have to pick him up. ;DReplyDelete
Awww I put Gally in his cage on the lawn this week as well. I'm trying to figure out how to build my own hutch so I can get him off the porch.. but then I'm so worried something will get him. He's like my baby now! Gally IS ridiculously cuddly.. he'll let you hold him and stroke his ears for hours if you have the notion to. Everyday at feeding time I open his cage and he sort of 'bows down' and lets me pet him before giving him his food. He's such a love muffin. :)ReplyDelete
Sue, when he feels like being smooched, he can be sweet and receptive to it, if not actually "cuddly". He always smells so clean and sweet, like hay.ReplyDelete
Katie, you'd be surprised at what a little poop factory he is! I have used it in the garden, but rabbit urine is about the stinkiest stuff you'd ever smell, so now that he's confined to a cage, in the house, I've been putting kitty litter under the hay in his pooper box. I don't think I want that stuff in my compost!
Wendy, I'm so jealous! Tiny Cookie would actually chase my granddaughter around the house, growling at her! He was supposed to be her pet, but she couldn't get near him. He wasn't always as mean as he is now. Although he's never been a cuddle bun, he used to let me hold him a lot. He's gotten cantankerous in his old age.ReplyDelete
Rabbits do that bow down thing. That's how I get to pick him up, if I can come in from above and lay my hand on his head....then he bows down and submits to me!
I thought maybe he had some type of bunny intuition and was acknowledging the queen that I really am... how disappointing to find out it's a normal characteristic for all bunnies.. heheReplyDelete
Cookie is adorable, wish he was bit more mild in temperament for your granddaughter though. It is amazing how little bunny poop stinks, and yet the urine more than makes up for it.ReplyDelete
I use the compressed wood pellets they sell for stoves to absorb Bun-Buns urine. I have to change it every few days but it is not dangerous to buns, (the oils are removed in the process), and it is garden safe as well.
Kelly, we have just recently started using the kitty litter (non-clumping), but there is a hay covered wire barrier between it and Cookie, so there's no chance he can ingest it. When we started keeping him caged 24/7, we had to do it to control the odor. It works pretty well, now we can change his box about every three days instead of every day. NOTHING smells worse than rabbit urine! It won't be long before he can stay outside, then the kitty litter won't be necessary.ReplyDelete